What is Alimony?
Alimony is a payment made by one spouse to the other after a divorce. It is also called spousal support or maintenance. The purpose of alimony is to help the receiving spouse become financially independent after the divorce. Alimony can be paid in a lump sum or in regular payments. It can be paid for a specific period of time, or it can be paid indefinitely. There are several factors that go into determining how much alimony should be paid to the receiving spouse including the length of the marriage, the financial situation of each spouse, and whether or not the receiving spouse can become financially independent. If you need help with an alimony case, contact our law firm today.
Who Can Get Alimony in Arkansas?
In Arkansas, alimony is typically only ordered in marriages that have lasted a certain period of time. The court will consider several factors when deciding if alimony should be paid and how much should be paid including the length of the marriage, the financial needs of the receiving spouse, and the ability of the paying spouse to pay alimony. The court may also consider other factors such as whether either spouse was at fault for the divorce, whether either spouse has custody of minor children, and the age and health of both spouses. The amount and duration of alimony payments will be decided by the court on a case-by-case basis. However, in some cases, alimony may be ordered for a shorter period of time if the receiving spouse remarries or begins living with a new partner. If you have questions about your specific case, contact our law firm today for help.
How Can a Divorce Lawyer Help Me?
If you are considering divorce or have already been served with divorce papers, it is important to speak to a qualified divorce lawyer as soon as possible. The divorce process can be complicated, and there are many important decisions that need to be made. A divorce lawyer can help you understand whether you can receive alimony and help you with everything else about your divorce. Contact our law firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced Arkansas divorce lawyers.
When Should I Contact a Lawyer?
Dealing with alimony can be complicated and stressful. If you are going through a divorce and need help with alimony, contact our law firm today. Our Arkansas family law attorneys have experience handling alimony cases and can help you understand your rights and options. We will work with you to ensure that your best interests are protected throughout the process. Call us today at (501) 891-6000 to get the legal help you deserve.